Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta

IHM School is not sure where these U.S. soldiers are stationed, but after the soldiers received care packages from the Atlanta school they sent this picture back and a Christmas card signed by each soldier, thanking students for their thoughtfulness and support.


Soldiers thank Immaculate Heart of Mary students

Published January 9, 2014

Students at Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Atlanta, support overseas members of the military with care packages several times a year. But this time students were on the receiving end of thank you notes and pictures.

Soldiers wrote to the students how much the handwritten notes, lip balm, crackers and assorted odds and ends mean to the soldiers.

To the surprise of the school, the package even found a former student, Nathan Shaffner, IHM class of 2002, now a first lieutenant in the Army.

“Many of my guys rarely receive packages, and small snacks from home were even rarer for some. I can’t describe how much the little things mean to them. Just a bag of candy from home can have a tremendous impact on their morale. Y’all made a huge impact on us and thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” he wrote.